Chinese: Liu Wei Di Huang Wan
English: Six-Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia
Source: Xiao er yao zheng zhi jue (Craft of Medicinal Treatment for Childhood Disease Patterns )
Pulse: Thin, Rapid
Tongue: Red body, Dry, Scanty fur
Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:
- Low back pain
- Numbness in legs
- Leg weakness
- Nocturnal emission
- Night sweats
- Hot palms/soles
- Dry mouth
- Dark urine
- Difficult concentrating
- Sexual dysfunction
There are many other health conditions that may respond well to this herbal formula, in particular patients exhibiting indicative traditional diagnostic signs and symptoms.
Herbs in This Formula
- Jukujio (Rehmanniae Radix preparata), 6g
- Sanshuyu (Corni Fructus), 3g
- Sanyaku (Dioscoreae Rhizoma), 3g
- Takusha (Alismatis Rhizoma), 3g
- Bukuryo (Sclerotium Poriae Cocos), 3g
- Botanpi (Paeoniae Moutan Cortex), 3g
Note: Suggested dosages of each herb in Kampo formulas are often smaller than those of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Individual dosages of herbs may be adjusted depending on each patient’s condition, constitutional patterns, quality of the herbs, and other factors involved.
Basic and Clinical Research on Rokumijiogan – Updated on Mar. 30, 2011
Takahashi H, Nakao R, Hirasaka K, et al. Effects of single administration of Rokumi-gan (TJ-87) on serum amino acid concentration of 6 healthy Japanese male volunteers. Journal of Medical Investigation 2007; 54: 91-8.
Ohno S. The effect of Kampo medicine on salivary secretion in Sjögren‘s syndrome. Kampo to Saishin-chiryo (Kampo & the Newest Therapy) 2006; 15: 134-40.
Ishioka T. Comparative evaluation of Rokumigan and Hachimi-jiogan on senile pruritus. Therapeutic Research 1995; 16: 1497-504.